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And The Winner is ??????

Reader comment on item: Anoush Ehteshami and Democracy in Egypt

Submitted by Jay1 (United States), Feb 11, 2011 at 23:01

Dr Pipes is absolutely right to suggest that Egypt will struggle toward democracy and indeed may fall short of the mark. Because It is not clear what the demonstrators are seeking, (save a voice) it is here, where the picture gets murky.With an unclear stated political request,a population can often be vulnerable to the master of the microphone. So who might this master be that one might be concerned with? It could be a dangerous religious group, Iran style, that will save the people through a warped sense of heaven.Or it could be a handsome leader of all the Arab world, with a renewed warped sense of history. This is what to watch out for, if democracy in Egypt falls short .

While its too early to tell, the Muslim Brotherhood seems the leading candidate on the warped heaven side. My prediction for a leading handsome candidate, who will mention Israel at least once a week, with a warped sense of history, is........................................Amr Moussa.

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